Spicy Spiked Cider

spicy spiked cider Beverage
Spicy Spiked Cider
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 4

Served warm or on ice, our spicy spiked cider with rum and apple cider is a fall cocktail crowd-pleaser. MORE+ LESS-

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Updated September 6, 2011


Cinnamon-Sugar Rim

cup granulated sugar
teaspoons ground cinnamon

Spicy Spiked Cider

teaspoon whole cloves
whole cinnamon sticks
whole star anise
cups apple cider
Juice of 1 orange (1/3 to 1/2 cup)
cup spiced rum (if desired, use more or less)


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  • 1
    For Cinnamon-Sugar Rim, in small bowl, mix sugar and ground cinnamon. Pour onto plate; set aside.
  • 2
    In 3-quart saucepan, place cloves, cinnamon sticks and star anise. Cook over medium heat 1 minute or until lightly toasted. Add apple cider and orange juice; simmer 10 minutes (do not boil). Cool completely.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, lightly moisten rim of each of 4 mugs or glasses. Invert mugs into cinnamon-sugar; twist until rim has been evenly coated.
  • 4
    Add rum to cooled cider; strain to remove spices. Place ice in mugs; ladle cider over ice.

  • The cider can also be served warm. To do this, after simmering for 10 minutes, reduce the heat to low then add the rum. Strain and ladle into heatproof mugs or cups to serve.
  • Dark or gold rum can be used in place of spiced rum.
  • For a nonalcoholic version, do not add the rum and serve over ice or warmed.
  • Spicy Spiked Cider can be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator, ready to serve when guests arrive.

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